Ref: GP340-2429

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

For our client, the role of Country Manager for a photo agency based in Saudi Arabia is a vital position responsible for managing multiple operational aspects of Digiphoto Entertainment Imaging sites within the designated region. Here are the key responsibilities for this role:

* Strategic Planning: Understand, endorse, and implement the yearly business plan, aligning operations with budgets and company objectives.
* Team Management: Manage, train, motivate, and mentor District Managers to meet their respective performance goals and expectations.
* Decision Leadership: Lead and guide team members to make decisions and find solutions that benefit the company, employees, and stakeholders.
* Industry Knowledge: Keep abreast of souvenir photography industry trends and competitor activities, sharing this knowledge within the organization.
* Financial Oversight: Provide feedback on financial reports, assist in budget preparation, and analyze sales activity and revenue to meet targets.
* Employee Management: Oversee recruitment, ensure adherence to company procedures, and manage employee performance, including disciplinary proceedings when necessary.
* Supplier Relations: Establish effective service agreements with suppliers, ensuring timely delivery, reasonable pricing, and positive working relationships to support operations.

This role plays a crucial part in driving the success and growth of the company while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and performance.


The perfect candidate for this role possesses a unique blend of experience, skills, and personal qualities that make them exceptionally suited for success. With 5 to 10 years of management experience in the Retail or Operations field and a solid educational background, they bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table.

Key characteristics include:

* Management Experience: 5 to 10 years of management experience in Retail or Operations.
* Educational Background: A graduate from a university or college.
* Adaptability: Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability to varying situations.
* Communication Skills: Excellent command of written and spoken English, computer literacy, strong problem-solving skills, interpersonal skills, and analytical abilities.
* Financial Acumen: Has experience with P&L responsibility.
* Leadership: Proven leadership and motivational skills with a successful track record in delivering training programs.
* Pressure Handling: Ability to work well under pressure and exhibit excellent problem-solving skills.

We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible.

Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

About the Company

Quest Search & Selection is a specialist recruitment consultancy with over 20 years' experience in sourcing the world's best candidates for the global Retail, FMCG and Hospitality sectors.

With offices in the UK & Dubai, we have an international presence and a global reach. Our recruiters place candidates locally and internationally for a wide variety of roles focusing on the following areas:

Retail Buying & Merchandising, E-commerce & Digital, Food & Beverage, Hotels, Hospitality & Operations, Retail Stores & Operations, HR & Recruitment, Procurement, Supply Chain & Logistics, Sales & Marketing, Technical and New Product Development.

We work in partnership with our clients who range from famous international brands within the Retail, Restaurant, Hotel and Consumer products space. Our reputation is built on our in-depth understanding of the industry and our consultants' skill, knowledge and passion for their sectors.

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